Source: The Local

France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art

(France; Benin)

AFP (2018). France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art. The Local. 27 May.

Tourist fined for stealing ancient artefacts from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2018). Tourist fined for stealing ancient artefacts from Pompeii. The Local. 14 May.

'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark

(Austria)

AFP (2018). 'Golden cabbage' leaves stolen off Vienna landmark. The Local. 25 April.

Rome museum robbed of €10,000

(Italy)

The Local (2018). Rome museum robbed of €10,000. The Local. 16 April.

Cleaners accidentally throw away Swiss artist's 'Unhappy Meal' sculpture

(Hong Kong)

George Mills (2018). Cleaners accidentally throw away Swiss artist's 'Unhappy Meal' sculpture. The Local. 4 April.

American tourist damaged Pompeii mosaic by shifting tiles 'to get a good photo'

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2018). American tourist damaged Pompeii mosaic by shifting tiles 'to get a good photo'. The Local. 23 March.

Cheese heists to oyster raids: How France is struggling in fight against gourmet thieves

(France)

The Local (2018). Cheese heists to oyster raids: How France is struggling in fight against gourmet thieves. The Local. 15 January.

'World's most expensive vodka' stolen from Copenhagen collection

(Denmark)

The Local (2018). 'World's most expensive vodka' stolen from Copenhagen collection. The Local. 3 January.

'Priceless' Italian painting stolen from French museum

(France)

The Local (2017). 'Priceless' Italian painting stolen from French museum. The Local. 22 November.

Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist

(Norway)

The Local (2017). Two men arrested for Norway Viking museum heist. The Local. 9 November.

Zurich admits to 'losing' nearly a thousand works of art over the years

(Switzerland)

The Local (2017). Zurich admits to 'losing' nearly a thousand works of art over the years. The Local. 31 October.

Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Police in Italy fight back against theft of art from churches. The Local. 13 September.

High-value objects stolen from Norway museum

(Norway)

The Local (2017). High-value objects stolen from Norway museum. The Local. 14 August.

First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum

(Germany; Switzerland)

AFP (2017). First works from Nazi-era art hoard arrive at Swiss museum. The Local. 9 July.

'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain

(Serbia; Spain)

AFP (2017). 'Stolen' book of world leaders' autographs turns up in Spain. The Local. 31 May.

Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical. The Local. 24 May.

Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii. The Local. 18 May.

Art dealer 'forgets' €1.5 millon picture in Paris taxi

(France)

The Local (2017). Art dealer 'forgets' €1.5 millon picture in Paris taxi. The Local. 2 May.

Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2017). Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins. The Local. 24 March.

Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris

(France)

The Local (2017). Poachers kill rhino and saw off its horn at zoo near Paris. The Local. 8 March.

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid

(Spain)

The Local (2017). Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid. The Local. 31 January.

Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police

(Denmark; Syria)

The Local (2017). Looted Syrian antiquities for sale in Denmark: police. The Local. 24 January.

Sweden's Christmas goat burned down on opening day

(Sweden)

The Local (2016). Sweden's Christmas goat burned down on opening day. The Local. 28 November.

Danish bog mummy's missing toe returned after 60 years

(Denmark)

The Local (2016). Danish bog mummy's missing toe returned after 60 years. The Local. 21 October.

Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local (2016). Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts. The Local. 10 August.

Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair

(Italy)

The Local (2016). Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair. The Local. 22 July.

Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy

(Denmark; Italy)

The Local (2016). Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy. The Local. 6 July.

Austria returns Nazi stolen art to French heirs

(Austria; France)

The Local (2016). Austria returns Nazi stolen art to French heirs. The Local. 28 April.

Norwegian 'witch' books stolen by Nazis found

(Norway; Czech Republic)

The Local (2016). Norwegian 'witch' books stolen by Nazis found. The Local. 16 March.

This is what happened when Spain restored ancient castle

(Spain)

Jessica Jones (2016). This is what happened when Spain restored ancient castle. The Local. 9 March.

US museum gives Italy back looted head of Greek statue

(Italy; United States of America)

Patrick Browne (2016). US museum gives Italy back looted head of Greek statue. The Local. 29 January.

Just 5 Nazi-stolen works found in Gurlitt art haul

(Germany)

The Local (2015). Just 5 Nazi-stolen works found in Gurlitt art haul. The Local. 22 December.

Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt

(Egypt; Austria)

The Local (2015). Looted ancient statue returned to Egypt. The Local. 16 November.

Swiss politician quizzed over Nazi-looted painting

(Switzerland)

Caroline Bishop (2015). Swiss politician quizzed over Nazi-looted painting. The Local. 15 October.

Geneva orders Roman relic returned to Turkey

(Switzerland; Turkey)

The Local (2015). Geneva orders Roman relic returned to Turkey. The Local. 23 September.

French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia

(Spain)

The Local (2015). French couple arrested for looting archaeological site in Catalonia. The Local. 24 August.

Rodin bust stolen from Copenhagen art museum

(Denmark)

The Local (2015). Rodin bust stolen from Copenhagen art museum. The Local. 20 August.

Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone

(Italy)

The Local (2015). Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone. The Local. 11 August.

Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in

(Switzerland)

Caroline Bishop (2015). Swiss watches stolen in second museum break-in. The Local. 29 July.

US finds Pompeii frescoes robbed in 1950s

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local (2015). US finds Pompeii frescoes robbed in 1950s. The Local. 26 May.

Middle Age art stolen from Swedish church

(Sweden)

The Local (2014). Middle Age art stolen from Swedish church. The Local. 9 July.

Dali sculpture snatched from Paris museum

(France)

The Local (2014). Dali sculpture snatched from Paris museum. The Local. 2 June.

Italy's looted treasures found in Rome 'museum'

(Italy)

The Local (2014). Italy's looted treasures found in Rome 'museum'. The Local. 7 April.